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American Kestrel Population Drops Dramatically, And Without Fanfare

July 29, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt

At the national level, the American kestrel population has been plummeting. Researchers in Santa Cruz are trying to learn more about the surprisingly mysterious birds.

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Save Our Shores

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A Santa Cruz-based conservation organization whose mission is marine conservation through policy research, education, and citizen involvement.

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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has been bringing the delights and wonders of the natural world to Santa Cruz residents and visitors for 100 years.

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Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Provides information about visiting Santa Cruz, things to do, and links to lodging and other services.

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Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

An outdoor trail organization that conducts hikes and builds and maintains trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Santa Cruz Bird Club

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Sponsors birding walks in and around the county of Santa Cruz and holds talks for birders September through May. Walks and talks are free and open to the public.

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Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz (FFSC) is an informal affiliation of friendly, fun-loving, sometimes frenzied fungophiles dedicated to the knowledge, pursuit and appreciation of wild mushrooms. The federation organizes many activities during the mushroom season from September through May.

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The Rare Santa Cruz Sandhills and the People who Love Them

April 13, 2012 by Marilyn Fahey

In the Santa Cruz Mountains, some passionate folks look after rare plants and animals in a unique habitat defined by sand but threatened by mining, development, and fragmentation.

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Humpbacks Make Rare Near-Shore Visit in Santa Cruz

November 01, 2011 by Paul Hagey

A pod of humpback whales, about two or three families, adults with a few calves, have been dazzling whale-watchers since about October 18, as they feed in Monterrey Bay about a quarter of a mile from Santa Cruz Harbor. Calm waters, warm weather and an abundance of food like sardines, anchovies and other baitfish have produced the ideal whale visit.

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Book Review: The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus (Second Edition)

November 14, 2008 by David Carroll

The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus (Second Edition), edited by Tonya M. Haff, Martha T. Brown, and ...

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